I think one of the most fun holidays a kid can craft for is Valentine’s Day. I think it’s because in my elementary school, it was one of the few holidays that we could “get our craft on.” I spent a lot of time and energy trying to figure out how to decorate my valentine mailbox. I also spent a lot of time handcrafting valentines and then selecting which would go to whom. You didn’t want to send the wrong message to the wrong person! There are so many more craft options besides standard valentines. I gathered a collection together for you, and one of my favorites is this trio of yarn hearts. Adults can bend the wire into the heart shape and then kids can get to wrapping! Looking for more kids’ crafts for Valentine’s Day? Click through the jump!
Drinking Straws 1 of 14Kids will love decorating straws with hearts and glitter for a Valentine's Day shindig at school.
Find the instructions at the Paper Source blog
Wreath Decor 2 of 14This very easy project involves cutting out paper hearts and writing conversation messages with markers.
Learn how to do it yourself at Kaboose
Heart Art 3 of 14Parents should hammer the nails into a painted block of wood, then kids can decorate with string and ribbon to create a unique piece of art.
Get the instructions at Family Fun
Free Form Hearts 4 of 14Kids of all ages will enjoy using craft paint with doilies and bubble wrap to make heart art.
See how these were made at 4 Crazy Kings
Heart Crayons 5 of 14Parents should do the cutting and baking, but kids can act as assistants as well as write sweet messages when the crayons are ready.
Find the step-by-step at Chef Messy
Pet Love 6 of 14Show your pup or kitty some love by letting your little one make a heart tag using simple materials.
Learn how it was made at Family Fun
Hand Stamps 7 of 14Kids will have fun creating this art for friends and family using paint and the sides of their hands as the stamp.
Get the instructions at Bloesem Kids
Truck of Love 8 of 14This kleenex box turned Valentine's truck mailbox is easy to make with paper, tape and craft foam.
Learn more about the project at Tangled and True
Felt Bracelets 9 of 14Older children can cut the felt pieces into the shapes of their choice, then sew together with a larger needle and embroidery thread.
Find out how to make them at Holiday Crafts and Creations
Heart Suncatchers 10 of 14Children of any age will love making these heart suncatchers using tissue paper and clear contact paper.
See how they were made at Wee Folk Art
Scratch Off 11 of 14Kids can do most of this themselves, but they may need assistance with the scratch off part. The special ingredients for the scratch off are dishwashing liquid and gold paint.
Find the how-to at Bloesem Kids
Friendship Valentines 12 of 14Older children will love knotting these friendship bracelets for their pals. All it takes is some embroidery thread.
See how it was done at Design Mom
Heart Necklace 13 of 14Make matching mom and daughter necklaces with clay. Let your little one paint the clay with Mod Podge and glitter for some added flair.
Find the step-by-step at Muffin Tin Mom
Lolly Love 14 of 14These cupcake flower lollies are easy to make and gift to friends - toddlers can even help by coloring the cupcake liners and leaves.
Learn more about the project at Little. Lovely.
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